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Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude strikes Gujarat in Rajkot


An earthquake touching 5.5 (corrected by NCS from the previous assertion of 5.8) on the Richter scale jolts Gujarat near Rajkot. The National Center for Seismology of Rajkot confirms the quake was felt in the city at 8:13 pm today, ANI reported.

ANI also reports another earthquake of magnitude 3.0 struck 90 km east of Katra,in Jammu and Kashmir at 8:35 pm, NCS confirmed.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reportedly telephoned Collectors of the three districts of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan for insight into the conditions there.

The tremors were so strong people started to compare it with the 2001 earthquake that wreaked havoc in Gujarat. No casualties and loss of life and properties have been reported so far. Irrespective of it, the tremors forced people out of their homes in places like Rajkot and Ahmedabad.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 122 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm today: National Center for Seismology (NCS)

— ANI (@ANI)
June 14, 2020

The intensive was so strong tremors were felt in other parts of the states like Kutch and Ahmedabad. People were quick to share their experiences on Twitter.

Recalling 2001 memories is just horrifying.#AhmedabadEarthquake#earthquake

— Durvesh Agrawal (@DurveshAgrawal)
June 14, 2020

#earthquake in 2001 was way much felt in then today…

June 14, 2020

God Please Stop, Now Enough To Enough !

— Jaiki Jaiswal
June 14, 2020

Any new guidelines for covid positive quarentine with active earth quake.??#earthquake #ahmedabad #gandhinagar

— Neetisha Agarwal (@NovumCutis)
June 14, 2020

Jamaica, Japan, Chile, Albania, California Hawaii …. #earthquake all within the last 30 mins

— Aatmnirbhar feku chacha (@rahul_ranjan786)
June 14, 2020

(This is a breaking story more to follow)


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